|REGISTER FOR CLASS:||At Least 45 Days in Advance|
Classes that do not meet the Minimum Attendance Requirements 45 days in advance will be cancelled.
The minimum participants for this course is 5; maximum is 10.
3 Day, Plus, Distance Learning Lessons Course
This general education course studies the purposeful use of oral communication in the professional arena. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches and through practice in message analysis and evaluation. Attention is given to the design of effective visual aids using PowerPoint. Class size is limited and class meetings involve considerable attention to developing public speaking skills through in-class activities, collaborative learning, peer critiques, and analysis of public speeches and other messages. Individual, graded speeches are required in this course. Assessment includes evaluation by examination (one or two; no final exam is given in the course) and by occasional quizzes and other activities, all of which emphasize the mastery and application of the conceptual content of the course. Presentations are evaluated for content, organization, and presentation.